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Old 01-04-2007, 01:58 AM   #1
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Inner Tie rod Question

I hear a news from my mechanic that I need a new inner tie rod, since the wheel has play if shaken from left and right.

My question is, are there any aftermarket inner tie rod I should get?
Or where is the best place to get the inner tie rod for cheap?


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I'd get a second opinion. I'm assuming your 04 does not have a sh__ load of miles on it. Inner tie rods rarely wear out. Its normally the outter ones that go first. Rarely do you need something much more than a stock replacement one. Check out Bat Inc.
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i have 50k miles.
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50K is not a s__t load in my opinion. We have over 50 K on ours and have had no such problems. That however, does not mean that there could be a bad apple in the bunch. I'd still get a second opinion. The parts are not expensive but after they add labor and a alignment it can get pricey.
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I don't think there is any inner tie rods that are aftermarket.
But Advanced Auto has cheap one's for $15.00.
Hope you have one near you, that's where I got mine, because Napa is expensive and AutZone didn't carry them.
Good luck.
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Well the 50k miles was kinda aggressive driving. Drag and canyons hear and there, also it's been lowered and height adjusted a lot. Anyways, how can i tell if it's the inner tie rod, or outer tie rod, or even the rack and pinion?
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Well the 50k miles was kinda aggressive driving. Drag and canyons hear and there, also it's been lowered and height adjusted a lot. Anyways, how can i tell if it's the inner tie rod, or outer tie rod, or even the rack and pinion?
Not 100 percent sure with the focus, but with other cars if you remove the boot on the end of the inner tie rod and power steering fluid comes leaking out, its a sign you need a new rack.

Chances are its probably not the rack, but rather a tie rod. Most likely its an outer tie rod, they usually go before the inners do.
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how much can you move it? do you get any vibrations or anything...Which side of the car is it on?

My focus has roughly 60k miles on it, and i thought possibly something along those lines...Turned out to be the right wheel bearing.

Go for a quality part over the cheaper...
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I was wondering if these are any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...spagenameZWD1V

They're way cheaper than the dealership, and i can't really find the MOOG anywhere local or online, and yes i checked autozone.

I bought the outer ends today along with the inner, and the
Outer tie rod end: $36
Inner tie rod: $28
But I wont be doing the labor until next week so I can return and buy them online cheaper.

Also does the 00-03 tie rod differ with the 04?
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